Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I know financial problems aren't funny, but laughter is good for the soul.

CEO -- Chief Embezzlement Officer.

CFO -- Corporate Fraud Officer.

BULL MARKET -- A random market movement causing an investor
to mistake himself
for a financial genius.

BEAR MARKET -- A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance,
the wife gets
no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.

VALUE INVESTING -- The art of buying low and selling lower.

P/E RATIO -- The percentage of investors wetting their pants
as the market
keeps crashing.

BROKER -- What my broker has made me.

STANDARD & POOR -- Your life in a nutshell.

STOCK ANALYST -- Idiot who just downgraded your stock.

STOCK SPLIT -- When your ex-wife and her lawyer split
your assets equally between themselves.

FINANCIAL PLANNER -- A guy whose phone has been disconnected.

MARKET CORRECTION -- The day after you buy stocks.

CASH FLOW -- The movement your money makes as it disappears
down the toilet.

YAHOO -- What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for
$240 per share.

WINDOWS -- What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought
Yahoo @ $240 per share.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Finished my Quilt Blocks!

OK, first order of business:

Clear Artistic Stamps will release two new stamp sets on Tuesday October 14th. They are called Birds of a Feather and Herbal Thoughts. You can preorder on the Clear Artistic Stamps site right now. The release is at 9pm
Central time, with a chat beginning at 8pm Central time (click HERE to go to the chat room).

P.S. Go to this page to play some games to win prizes during the chat!

Now, my quilt blocks.
I finally finished all 20 blocks of my blue and yellow sampler quilt. I made the last 4 blocks at a quilting retreat last Tuesday. Soon I will find the time to piece the quilt top because I want to have the quilt finished in time for Christmas.

Here are the last four blocks. All patterns ar
e from Quilterscache.

"State Of Illinois":

"Basket Weave":

"Contrary Wife":


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Recycled Shopping Bag!

This week I made a card using the card sketch CPS85 from Card Positioning Systems. And I also made it fun by using a shopping bag that I received at the hairdresser. I even used the handle!

Here is the bag:

And here is the card:

I used the black and white pattern on the outside for the background on the card (turned it upside down so you couldn't tell that it is a cursive B). Inside the bag is a great orange design that I stamped on. Of course the orange and black reminded me of Halloween, so I used my Autumn Treats stamp set from Clear Artistic Stamps.

Have you ever considered recycling something made of paper into a card? Try it--it's fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a new stamp set coming out from Clear Artistic Stamps:

The set is called "Birds of a Feather" and it will be released on Tuesday, October 14th. You can see how Etha used this set HERE and HERE.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ready, Set, Go!

On the first week of school, I was able to capture a great series of three photos of my kids and our neighbors waiting for and running to the bus. I decided to keep the journaling to a minimum since the pictures tell the story. The black and white alphabet tape is from 7 gypsies.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Two Sophies!

My brother and sister-in-law got a little chihuahua/terrier mix puppy and named her after my Mom! So now we have two Sophies in the family. I couldn't resist using that as the theme of my scrapbook page. My mom and my girls just loved playing with the little four-month-old Sophie, who is just too cute for words.

This is a pretty simple page. The only stamp that I used was a heart-shaped paw print from Jessica Lynn Original. A pink ribbon to match my girls' dresses is the only embellishment.

Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday!